Best Mythology Courses

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Learn Vedic Astrology Part 1

Learn astronomy for astrologers, planetary & sign characteristics, Rahu & Ketu mythology, and pick up online resources.

Created by Janet M - Vedic Sciences Instructor

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Students: 6769, Price: $139.99

Students: 6769, Price:  Paid

In this course you will establish a solid foundation in your Vedic Astrology studies preparing you for parts 2 and 3.  Vedic Astrology (also known as Jyotish) is an extremely valuable tool that you can use personally or for the benefit of others.  Jyotish, in Sanskrit means "light"; it shines a light on your karmic path so that you can get to know yourself better in an objective matter enabling you to make better life choices.  

Before you can learn how to read a North Indian chart you need to know how the universe is arranged (astronomy), what the planets mean and how the signs influence the planets that live within them.  In addition, you should understand the special house meanings and how the moon's nodes are formed.  The nodes unique to Vedic Astrology are known as Rahu and Ketu - what fascinating mythology behind their creation.  Finally, become familiar with a few free online resources that are sure to facilitate your Jyotish studies without "breaking your bank".

Symbols I: Ancient Egyptian Symbols in Mythology & Religion

Classics of Archaeology of Ancient Egypt in the royal, sacred, and funerary context.

Created by Peggy Zogbaum - Egyptologist

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Students: 5504, Price: $69.99

Students: 5504, Price:  Paid

SYMBOLS I: Ancient Egyptian Symbols in Mythology, Religion and Cult

The symbols of Ancient Egypt have always fascinated us. The gigantic pyramids and the sometimes almost alien-looking representations that we can see on the pharaohs' tomb and temple walls or artifacts in the museum have a unique attraction. When we take a closer look at some ancient Egyptian artifacts, we often wonder what their sometimes strange shape might mean.

This course is about symbols, those signs used in religion, mythology, and cult. Together we will look at well-known but also less well-known concepts and their visualization.

Perhaps there will be some signs that you already know. Some, however, you may never have heard of. The following overview is only a selection of individual areas of life in which powerful symbols were used. In any case, I will try to offer you a wide variety of topics:

  1. The Unification of the Two Lands

  2. Smiting the Enemy

  3. The Breaking of the Red Pots

  4. The Imiut Fetish

  5. The Symbolism of the Shen Ring

  6. The Eye of Horus / the Eye of Ra

I will provide you with important information on each of these selected symbols and symbolic actions. There is then a corresponding summary for each section in the workbook that you can download as a PDF. Besides, I prepared some assignments for you with interesting questions that you are free to solve if you wish.

I look forward to welcoming you as a student in my course!

Zoroastrianism: An Introduction

An introduction to the history and mythology of the classical Zoroastrian religion

Created by Ruben Nikoghosyan - Yerevan State University, Armenia

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Students: 1190, Price: $19.99

Students: 1190, Price:  Paid

In this course we are going to explore one of the most ancient and important religions of the world, Zoroastrianism.

Despite the small number of its followers today, Zoroastrianism has played a crucial role in the history of human thought and civilization. Many prominent historical figures, like Darius, Xerxes, Khusraw I and Khusraw II, have been followers of Zoroastrianism.

Two prominent Iranian empires, Achaemenids and Sasanians, which have played an immensely important role in the history of the Ancient and Late Antique worlds, had Zoroastrianism as their official religion. Besides that, Zoroastrianism has played a tremendous role in shaping the Iranian identity.

Zoroastrianism had also great impact on the development of religious thought. Such ideas as "Heaven and Hell", the "Evil counterpart of the God (Satan)", the "Savior at the end of times" have been an existential and inseparable part of its dogma and theology.

In this course I have tried to present and discuss some of the core aspects of the classical Zoroastrianism, like the Creation Myth, the Structure of the Universe, and the interesting biography of the founder of this religion, Zoroaster (Zarathushtra).

By completing the course, you will have a basic understanding of the main tenets of the classical Zoroastrianism (as described in the 9-11th centuries CE Zoroastrian Middle Persian literature), its place among other world-religions, its similarities with the latter, the main and reliable sources for further study, etc.

The Lost Goddess; An Exploration of Herstory

An Introduction to Rediscovering the Feminine Divine Through Ancient Mythology

Created by Heather Kaminski - Holistic Practitioner, Minister, Certified Teacher

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Students: 343, Price: $44.99

Students: 343, Price:  Paid

For nearly 30,000 years the primary concept of the Divine was feminine in form. Join us on this walk through HERstory as we take a multidisciplinary approach and examine the META myth to uncover the mysteries of the disappearance of the Goddess culture and the rise of the patriarchal model of society.

This course is comprised of a series of slides and lectures and includes:

  • Over twenty lessons (Approximately 2 hours)
  • Links to video interviews with experts in mythology and archaeology (Each video is approximately one hour long)
  • Lecture handouts for printing and note taking
  • Links to resources (Audio of the story "Math son of Mathonwy" or read the story approximately one hour)
  • A List of resources
  • Audio/visual recital of myths
  • An Audio/visual Goddess Meditation

Mythology in European Art

Characters of Ancient Greek Mythology in Famous Works of European Art History

Created by Karima Knickmeyer M.A. - Art Historian / Kunsthistorikerin

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Students: 246, Price: $19.99

Students: 246, Price:  Paid

To visualize the most unsuspected ideas of culture and society artists and commissioners found a perfect medium - the characters and stories of ancient Greek mythology, which are not only the root of European culture but also essential for understanding famous pieces of art history.       

Dive into a journey through well - known artworks and artists guided by the following themes:

- Power & Politics: How did rulers employ the gods,goddesses and heroes for purposes of representation?

- Love & Lust: How did the male gaze manifest in the mythological artworks? Is there such thing as heavenly love?

- Bacchanal: What role does the tradition of wine-drinking play for Renaissance academics?

After the introduction of selected characters we will analyze particular artworks in detail.

We focus on the Early Modern Period, such as Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism.

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Introduction to the Study of Myth

an overview of the analysis of mythology

Created by Vivian Asimos - Scholar of Myth and Pop Culture

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Students: 119, Price: $24.99

Students: 119, Price:  Paid

Have you ever found the narratives which surround us fascinating? Have you ever wanted to further explore the world of mythology? Do you ever wonder what it all means?

Explore a variety of approaches, definitions, and ways of analysing mythology. From those who see myths as all being the same, to those who scrutinise myths to find some underlying cultural structure - from popular culture to the environment - you can traverse the divergent fields of the study of myth.

In this course, we explore mythology from a variety of perspectives: anthropology, history, psychological, and much more.

This course is divided into seven sessions:

(1) What is a myth?
(2) Universalist Approaches
(3) Myths and Dreams
(4) Structuralist Approaches
(5) Space and Place
(6) Myth and Popular Culture
(7) Conclusion: Future of Myth

Digital Monsters

a study of online monstrosity

Created by Vivian Asimos - Scholar of Myth and Pop Culture

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Students: 19, Price: $24.99

Students: 19, Price:  Paid

In this class, we dive deep into the world of digital monsters. We see how the online world is full of mythology and folklore. We learn about how storytelling exists online, and what monstrosity can teach us about ourselves and the world around us. If you're interested in finding out more about what the digital environment has to teach us, and harbour a love for monsters, then this is a class for you.

We not only explore what monsters may mean, but dive into separate case studies of digital monsters, such as the Rake, the Slender Man and the Momo Challenge. What do these monsters teach us about the world around us, and what can learn about ourselves? Using anthropology as a backing, we explore the world of the online monster.

In this course we will explore:

  • Storytelling On and Off-line

    • an introduction to mythology and folklore

    • what contemporary mythology looks like

    • how memes are folklore and mythology

  • Monsters

    • we explore the concept of a monster

    • we explore the idea of Monster Theory

    • see how monsters are real

  • Digital Monsters

    • how monsters play with belief

    • how monsters are formed through mass communal storytelling

    • the story of the Rake

    • see monsters as Tulpas

    • the story of the Slender Man

  • The Internet as Monster

    • how the internet mimics the wilderness of old folklore

    • the story of Ben Drowned

    • how the virtual is itself a monster

    • the story of Momo

Learn Finnish Mythology: Forest and Water Spirits

Learn Finnish Mythology: Forest and Water Spirits

Created by Niina Niskanen - Artist, Illustrator and a Folklorist

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Students: 9, Price: $34.99

Students: 9, Price:  Paid

You with curiosity and increasing passion for Finnish mythology and folklore I welcome you to this wondrous course I've created.

Finnish mythology is made of magic and enchantment. A nature-based belief system that was ruled by the elements, gods and goddesses, fairies and elf, animal spirits and ancestors. Welcome to a magical journey where you learn about the most important Finnish gods and goddesses, connected to the water and earth. The old hunting magic was all about respecting the spirits of the forest and to please Mielikki, the forest queen.

This is a short course. It will help you to build a deeper understanding of the world view of ancient Finno-Ugric tribes and their shamanic world view.

- You will learn why the forest was such an important place in the past and home to many myths

- The importance of water as a healing element.

- Names and meaning of deities of the forest and water.

Our goal is to deepen our knowledge wisdom and creativity through mythology and folklore. I will share tips on shamanic journeying and building connections with tree and animal spirits alike not to forget the invisible spirits around us.

By the end of this course, you have a better understanding of mythology and magical creatures.

Mythology 101

Learn about different mythological beings, beasts, and creatures from around the world! Cryptozoology. Fables. Folklore.

Created by Jamie Pedrazzoli-Bach - Author, Relaxation Therapist, Mythology expert, Artist

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Students: 6, Price: $29.99

Students: 6, Price:  Paid

I'm sure you have heard about mermaids, unicorns, vampires, and werewolves, but have you heard of the Abada? Or perhaps the Yara-ma-yah-who? What about the Alicorn? Or the Komainu?

I wrote this course because I want to share information about different mythological creatures and beasts from around the world with you. I want you to learn about some creatures you have already heard of as well as some that you may not know.

My goal for you with this course is that you learn about all sorts of mythological beasts, and by the end, I hope you will become an expert.  I want you to know what these creatures are and where they came from. I also want you to think about these creatures and decide if you think they were once real. Or perhaps did they simply come from someone's imagination? Is there a creature that exists today that could have been what these ancient people were describing back then?

I added coloring pages, word searches, quizzes, and crosswords with some of the lessons so you can have fun while you learn.

You also get a FREE copy of my Mythological Creatures book in a downloadable PDF when you purchase this course.

This course is for everyone. No prior knowledge is needed. Start learning about these magical and mysterious creatures and beings today! Enjoy!

Constellation Exploration

Learn about the stars and constellations in the night sky, including stories from Greek mythology and around the world.

Created by Lauren Ard - Pop Culture Teacher

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Students: 3, Price: $19.99

Students: 3, Price:  Paid

In this flex class, students will learn about the constellations in the night sky, and the stories behind them. The focus will be on animal constellations, not just from Greek mythology, but from mythology around the world!

The class is divided into five parts. Each part has a recorded presentation (from 14-18 minutes long) where I show learners the night sky, name the constellations, and tell my favorite stories about the stars. When viewing the recording, students can follow along with their homemade star wheel (very easy to make, instructions included), or just enjoy the constellations on the screen (I use a program called Stellarium to display the constellations while I talk about them).

Part 1: Winter Constellations

Part 2: Circumpolar Constellations

Part 3: Spring Constellations

Part 4: Summer Constellations

Part 5: Fall Constellations and Southern Hemisphere Constellations

Students will also be given an extension activity each week that will help them to explore the constellations in greater depth at home, and then come back to the classroom to share the results of their exploration. For instance, after viewing the recording for Week 5, students will create their own constellations with family members, complete with drawings and their own mythology, and then return to the class page to share their creations and get positive feedback from other students.